Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Flying Masochists


A masochist feels no cheer
Traveling on trains
Trains are not enough austere
For his love affair with pain

We need no further evidence
Why he loves to fly
The bumps from all the turbulence
Gives him his fly-high

He truly loves to wing-it
Above the clouds so near
At heights he knows will bring-it
That fear he holds so dear

He usually doesn’t fly first-class
First-class comfort’s not for him
There’s nothing that could pain surpass
He enjoys things harsh and grim

He yearns for bumpy touchdowns
And dampish ocean spills
Would love the pilots breakdown
Of all his flying skills

Masochists truly need their hurt
The worse things are, the better
That’s why they with pain assert
Flying fits them to the letter

Submitted: Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Edited: Friday, September 24, 2010
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Flying Masochists by Stanley Cooper )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie David Tanguay (9/26/2006 12:53:00 PM)

    Hey Stan, I had to look up masochists in the dictionary to find the meaning in your poem. Now I understand, this guy is some kind of nut case
    good one (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. Inspiration, Henry David Thoreau
  10. observing shells on your shore, Mandolyn ...

Poem of the Day

poet Henry David Thoreau

Whate'er we leave to God, God does,
And blesses us;
The work we choose should be our own,
God leaves alone.

If with light head erect I sing,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. BHARAT KE VEER, AVINASH PANDEY KHUSH
  2. Memories of river., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  3. Life musings., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  4. Record, Holy Man
  5. observing shells on your shore, Mandolyn ...
  6. Fly, Holy Man
  7. Happy I go Unhappy I Go, Akhtar Jawad
  8. Magical Glass of Water, Vera Sidhwa
  9. Timeless Ticking, Justin Sisson
  10. With terror, hasmukh amathalal
[Hata Bildir]